The best 35mm film cameras – new and never used

Struggling to find your very own new film camera? We have seven single-use to professional cameras in mind that might just do the trick

35mm film camera resting on a quilted bed cover

by Emily Farquhar |

After quite some time searching for decent 35mm new film cameras, you too might have realised that they are harder to come by than their used counterparts. This perhaps could have something to do with film cameras being around for well over a century compared to the digital versions available today - leading to an influx in second-hand film cameras. But what if you wanted a film camera completely new, never used, sparkly clean and full of sheen?

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From single-use, DIY, and reusable cheaper film cameras to film cameras with fixed lens direct vision, interchangeable lens and TLR options, we cover them all. And, to anyone who thinks that film cameras aren’t still being made, you’re wrong!

Are film cameras worth it?

There is a reason why analogue photography still exists and to many, it will always remain their preferred choice. Why? There is something truly unique about it that words, even professional photographers, cannot describe. Every device may have its downsides, but it’s the authenticity, spontaneity and richness in colour that really draws us in. The ability to shoot an object or moment, not knowing what was fully captured, but finding yourself pleasantly surprised and in love with whatever came out of it. No matter how raw, true, and imperfect your shots might be.

Whether you are a beginner or enthusiast, if this sounds like something you would like to pursue, here are seven 35mm best film camera options to get your interest in analogue started:

All of these 35mm film cameras have been hand-selected by What's The Best shopping experts. Our team has spent hours investigating and researching, so you can choose the best one. Plus, we'd never recommend a product we don't believe in. Find out why you should trust us here.

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Emily Farquhar is a Commercial Content Writer for WhatsTheBest, and also writes for, heatworld and Closer across beauty, tech, and lifestyle.

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